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Wednesday, December 14, 2016

To Hear

Harold Meyerson
Executive Editor
The American Prospect

Speak on

The 2016 Election –

What It Means for Workers and Unions

The Officers and Board of Governors of DC LERA delighted to invite you to join us for lunch to hear Harold Meyerson’s expert insights into the politic agendas revealed by the President-Elect’s appointments and program pronouncements and what they will mean for workers, labor unions and social programs.

Meyerson is an American journalist and opinion columnist. His articles on politics, labor, the economy, foreign policy, and American culture have appeared in The New YorkerThe AtlanticThe New Republic, The NationThe New Statesman and numerous other publications. In 2009 The Atlantic Monthly named him one of “the most influential commentators in the nation.” He is currently Executive Editor of the The American Prospect.

Please join us at Teamsters HQ on
December 14 for an exciting discussion!

•  Sign-in opens –11:30   Lunch –12:00   Program –12:30-1:30

•  Lunch – Sandwiches, pasta salad, tossed salad, desert and drinks

•  Price: $5 – Pay at the door. PayPal is not available. Walk-ins OK.

•  But please email your name and affiliation to Jackie Brown at so we can order enough food.

•  Hosted by International Brotherhood of Teamsters 25 Louisiana Ave NW (at corner of D St.) Metro Red Line to Union Station – walk 2 blocks southwest to Teamsters building. Driving – Parking is available at the Liaison Hotel, 415 New Jersey Ave, next to the back of the Teamsters building.

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